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News Climate Change Energy Environment
November 15, 2018
By Joe Barnett
The price governments in developed countries impose on carbon dioxide emissions in order to meet their commitments under the 2015 Paris climate agreement are far too low to achieve the stated temperature target, a new report says.
November 15, 2018
By Bonner R. Cohen
The U.S. Department of Interior and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have replaced Obama-era rules targeting methane emissions from oil and gas operations on federal land with regulations developed by Trump administration officials.
November 13, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
A federal judge in Montana ordered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to restore federal protections for grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
November 12, 2018
By Bonner R. Cohen
New international rules governing maritime air emissions set to go into effect in less than 18 months are raising the prospect of using liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a fuel for oceangoing cruise ships and freighters.
November 8, 2018
By Tim Benson
The United States has “likely” become the largest crude oil producer in the world, surpassing Russia and Saudi Arabia.
November 2, 2018
By Kenneth Artz
Due to government policies, FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. announced it plans to deactivate four fossil-fuel powered electric plants in Ohio and Pennsylvania between 2021 and 2022.
November 2, 2018
By Joe Barnett
Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York is giving building owners in New York State who install electric vehicle charging stations state subsidies covering up to the 80 percent of the cost.
November 1, 2018
By Duggan Flanakin
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke signed a Secretarial Order promoting transparency and accountability in consent decrees and settlement agreements, aimed at ending secret “sue and settle” deals with environmental activist plaintiffs.
October 31, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld an August 2017 ruling, written by Justice Brett Kavanaugh when he was a judge on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, striking down a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rule banning the use of hydroflourocarbons.
October 30, 2018
By Kenneth Artz
Voters in Nevada this November will consider a proposed constitutional amendment that would more than double the amount of solar, wind, and some other types of renewable energy Nevada’s electric utilities are required to deliver.